Seeing the sights
I finally pulled the trapdoors out after several years of "I'll start shooting them one of these days". The days are here, and I'm into it. But I gotta say the slotless screw rear buckhorn sight on my M1873 is one of the most miserable things to get decent alignment. The notch is so tiny my old eyes can hardly see to set the front post in it. If you can't get a good sight picture how can you be close to accurate?
Anyone have any tips for making it more visible? I tried white paint to help it stand out, doesn't seem to help much. The rifle was made in 1884, I assume it's either the M77 or M79 sight, high number is 12.
Thanks in advance, appreciate any suggestions!
Lee, Go to meritcorporation.com and look at the adjustable eye disc that will attach to your glasses. This will give you the sight picture of a set of twenty year old eyes. Simple to put on and remove and no modification to your rifle and any other weapon you want to shoot.
This will really help. Lyman sells a cheap cheezy one with a set apature but do not get it. Hope this helps.